The Creativity Center
Open Life Drawing Session With Model.
Fee: on a donation basis
Monitored life drawing session (no instructor) offered to all. Pay what you wish. All are welcome. Enjoy three hours of focused life drawing. Offered on a first come, first served basis to a max of 20 participants. Open to the public and all enrolled students.
Three Fridays: February 7, March 14 and April 25, 10am – 1pm
This introductory course will explore basic beading techniques. Students will learn to make jewelry pieces using seed beads of different sizes, shapes and materials. No experience needed. A materials list will be provided upon registration. 5 Fridays, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Fee: $223,
Section 1: February 28 – March 28 Ref#
Section 2: April 11 – May 9
Fun with Watercolor:
Explore the unique and beautiful qualities of watercolors! Learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors such as washes and dry on wet. Brushes, papers, and other materials used in the process will be explained. A materials list will be provided upon registration.
Section 1: 6 Tuesdays, Jan. 14 – Feb. 18, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Fee: $135, J. Cianflone
This class is suitable for students who know the basics of watercolor painting but want to develop their skills further.
8 Tuesdays, Feb. 25 – Apr. 15, 6:00-8:00 pm, $165, J. Cianflone
Almost all art starts out with drawing as the first step. From quick sketches to detailed compositions, cover the basics of shading, crosshatching, proportion and size. Learn to use shape, line and texture. A materials list will be provided upon registration.
Section 1: 6 Thursdays., Jan. 16 – Feb. 20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Fee: $135, J. Cianflone
Expand your knowledge of drawing. Gain skills by using soft and hard pencils, charcoal and other materials.
8 Thursdays, Feb. 27 – Apr. 17, 6:00-8:00 pm, $165. J. Cianflone
Introduction to Painting:
An introduction to the materials, composition, and fundamentals of painting.
8 Thursdays March 13 – May 1 from 9:30am – 12:30pmpm, $300, J. Urso
Introduction to Life Sculpture:
An introduction to sculpting from a life model in clay. Topics will include proportion, facial features, basic anatomy and expression. 8 Wednesdays 6:30pm -9:30pm, $350 (includes model fee), R. Mineo
March 19 – May 7
Introduction to Ceramics
All levels are welcome in this handbuilding and wheelthrowing ceramics class. Explore making functional pottery forms, such as bowls, cups, vases etc… A materials list will be provided upon registration. 8 Tuesdays March 11 – April 29 6:30pm-9:30pm, $300, D. Hughes
Introduction to Printmaking
This class is an introduction to printmaking techniques. Students will explore monotype, woodcut, linocut, collograph, and dry point. Through practice and experimentation, students will learn to find the appropriate printing techniques to express their ideas. 10 Thursdays February 27 – May 8 (no class March 20) 9:30am – 12:30pm, $375, D. Fox
Contemporary Life Painting
Explore contemporary approaches to life painting. A variety of materials such as watercolor, acylic, oil, pastel, etc., will be discussed and demonstrated. One pose per session. 8 Thursdays February 27 – April 24 (no class March 20) 1pm – 4pm, $350 D. Fox
Venture into the streets of New York City to capture the vitality of the city through photography. Instructor Sean Hemmerle will guide students on perfecting their compositional skills, lighting techniques and developing a story in one shot.
3 Saturdays 12pm – 3pm. Fee: $140, S. Hemmerle
Meeting dates: April 5, 12 and April 19
Collage to Painting
Friday, March 7 – 10am – 3pm
This workshop takes a lively approach to exploring the interrelationship between collage and painting while stressing the importance of intuition, play and experiment. Working from a variety of natural and man-made forms (objects provided by the instructor) participants will make cutouts working from observation, memory and imagination. The cutouts will become material for painting and will help generate opportunities for the unexpected. Work will begin simply becoming progressively more complex as each participant is urged to push the limits of the mediums and their ideas.
Painting the Portrait: a three-day intensive
Instructor: David Fox
February 19, 20, 21
Fee: $214/for students already enrolled in the Winter Semester; $214 + fees for all others.
In this 3-day intensive portrait workshop, three separate poses will be presented over three days. The focus will be on individual expression and creativity. Models will wear costumes or other interesting attire to emphasize color, composition and drama. Basic demonstrations on proportion, color and drawing the head will also be included. Variety of painting media will be explored. Students will complete a portrait in a single day session.
Instructor: Sanam Emami
Friday, January 17 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $85 + $8.25
In this workshop we will explore the use of pattern in integrating the pot form with its surface. Pattern and decoration not only adorn or embellish, they can also inspire formal decisions. The focus will be on vases with spouts – also known as tulip vases – that were designed to hold an individual flower in each spout or opening. The pottery wheel will be the primary tool for construction, with the addition of some hand building processes. Numerous decorative techniques will be introduced, including stamping, carving, slip decoration and silk screen transfers.